Dr. Umer Iqbal

Assistant Professor



Dr. Umer Iqbal has completed his PhD in Accounting and Finance in 2020 from Lincoln University, New Zealand. He has ten years of work experience cumulatively in Pakistan and New Zealand. Prior to joining Al Falah University Dubai, he worked at The University of Faisalabad, Pakistan and University of Sialkot, Pakistan as Director Research and Assistant Professor respectively where he took significant steps to establish the research environment and commercialization in the university. Further, he did work on various research projects in Lincoln University, NZ. He also did teach in New Zealand based tertiary institutes where he taught a wide range of accounting and finance courses such as Financial Accounting, Financial statement analysis, and Principles of management. Before travelling to New Zealand for his doctorate, he was teaching as an Assistant Professor in Accounting and Finance at FAST-National University for four years. Dr. Iqbal is an active researcher and has published his work in internationally ranked refereed Accounting and Economics journals i.e., Business Strategy and the Environment and Applied Economics Letters. He presented his research manuscript in a reputed international research conference held at Adam Smith Business School-University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK He also did provide financial consultancy to various European startups. Currently, he is serving as Assistant Professor at Al Falah University, Dubai.



Accounting and Finance Lincoln University, New Zealand.

MS - (Finance)

Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Islamabad. 


National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad


Govt. Commerce College Faisalabad.



Research areas

Corporate finance, Cash holdings, Accounting accruals, Economic policy uncertainty and Environment sustainability.

Scientific Research

Iqbal, U., Gan, C., & Nadeem, M. (2020). Economic policy uncertainty and firm performance. Applied Economics Letters27(10), 765-770.

Nadeem, M., Bahadar, S., Gull, A. A., & Iqbal, U. (2020). Are women eco‐friendly? Board gender diversity and environmental innovation. Business Strategy and the Environment29(8), 3146-3161.

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